Every year in January, Tom Sebenius (our Creative Director) takes a sabbatical to go to his home state of California to work decorating floats for the Rose Bowl Parade. This past January there was a professor and some students from BYU that were a part of the creative team in Pasadena as well. Through good old fashioned networking, Tom heard about Jaime Garrett (A BYU – Idaho) who was just dying to find an internship in a high impact florist and would just be thrilled with a New York City experience in the Summer of 2010.
After a few back and forth emails, Jaime packed her bags from Idaho and headed East for the summer. She has been with us for about six weeks now, taking in the New York City experience and having the time of her life in our store. All I can say is that I truly hope that she is enjoying her time with us and getting as much out of this experience as we are by having met her. Jaime is an amazing, dedicated and super dynamic person that will truly be missed when she heads back to school at the end of her internship.
They say that a worthwhile life is a life that you spend positively touching the lives of others. Jaime has touched us all with her smile, her positive outlook and her attention to detail. A true pro in the making. JAIME: You have made lifelong friends at Starbright!
Here is a short version of Jaime’s experience at Starbright in her own words:
I am Jaime Garrett and I am a student at Brigham Young University Idaho. I am currently studying horticulture with a floral design emphasis. One requirement of a horticulture major is to do an internship. Ever since I learned that I would need to do an internship, I knew I wanted to intern in New York. There was something about the city the never sleeps that always intrigued me. So, when the time came for me to find an internship I made a list of different floral shops and began my hunt to find the right place for me. I found Starbright Floral Design through students and teachers from school who had worked with some of the Starbright team at the Pasadena Rose Parade. When Starbright said they were willing to take me on for the summer I could not have been more excited.
When I arrived in New York I was overwhelmed with the millions of people, the crazy taxi drivers and the very confusing subway system. But, I was not going to let a little culture shock bring me down! I was ready to start work at Starbright. Things were definitely different and new to me when I first started working and I had a lot to learn. I was excited to learn more and adapt to their style of design. Everything about they way the designed impressed me and made me want to learn more.
I have now been working at Starbright for a few weeks and am really enjoying myself. Some of the things I have had the great experience to be part of are; working on events and parties, working on site at hotels, and helping with wedding work. I have learned more than I could ever imagine and am still learning more each day. My time here is not done, and I am really grateful for that!
A few words about Starbright Floral Design:
We are a premier New York City Florist (highest rated on Google and Citysearch) that specializes in décor (plant and cut flower) for corporate and institutional clientele. Our plantings and floral is featured in many prominent New York City offices, hotels and restaurants throughout Manhattan (references are available). We are permanent members of NYC & Company and HSMAI. Our presence in the corporate community has been well documented since our inception in 1994.
Starbright is located in New York City’s Historic Flower District on 28th Street. Our location enables us to provide outstanding service and prices while offering displays whose freshness is at its peak.
You may visit us online at www.starflor.com or call us at 800.520.8999